Our mission at the FEAR Project is “to reduce the prevalence of sexual violence and its affects in communities through the use of personal narrative and multimedia.”
What this means, in a less clinical, more heart-felt sense is that we tell stories about sexual trauma people can relate to and understand. By listening, the vocabulary and concepts necessary to identifying and coping with our emotional responses to trauma will become more apparent. The details to the stories are unique, but the traumatic response is the same; understanding communities are essential to empathy and victim support.
Healing starts with talking.